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A Script A Day - Day 28 - String Manipulation

2012/03/02

Today’s script is one that I used earlier this week.  On Thursday I migrated a server from SQL Server 200 to SQL Server 2008 R2.  Now I love migrations, I don’t think I’m weird but I buzz off the addrenaline rush when working under pressure and I get a great deal of satisfaction when a migration is complete.  As part of the migration I backed up the databases ready to be restored to the new server.  As there where a number of databases to backup and of course I don’t use the GUI where I can help it the easiest way for me to generate the backup script prior to the migration was using the below script.  The Query results I then save to a script file ready for use.

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      String Manipulation (Results To Text Ctrl+T)
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-- Change database context
USE master;
GO
-- Create backup database script
SELECT
      'BACKUP DATABASE ' + [name] + ' TO DISK = ''D:\Migration\Backup\' + [name] + '_migration_20120301.bak''' + ';'
FROM
      sysdatabases;
GO

Enjoy!

Chris

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